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Shadrick Addy

Shadrick Addy

Shadrick Addy

Assistant Professor


331E Sullivant Hall
1813 North High Street
Columbus OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Graphic Design
  • Experience Design
  • Extended Reality (XR)
  • Motion Graphics
  • Social Design


  • MGD, North Carolina State University
  • B.S. Graphic Design, Elizabeth City State University
  • AA & AGE, College of the Albemarle

Select Recognition

  • 2024 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ohio Workforce Safety Innovation Grant
  • 2023 The Ohio State University Student Academic Success Research (SASR) Grants "Hold it dear: Co-designing the preservation of cultural artifacts"
  • 2023 The Ohio State University Artificial Intelligence in the Arts, Humanities, and Engineering: Interdisciplinary Collaborations Award "Nonhuman Storytellers Generating Impressionistic Story Ecologies"
  • 2022 The Ohio State University Translational Data Analytics Institute Interdisciplinary Research Pilot Award "Quantitative methods for evaluation of virtual reality experiences"

Current CV [pdf] Google Scholar Research Gate 

Shadrick graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Elizabeth City State University and completed his graduate studies at NC State College of Design. During his graduate studies, he worked on numerous projects covering immersive mixed reality systems, user experience, user interface, and interaction design. His master's thesis focused on implementing mixed reality systems in historic house museums.

His current research focuses on design for social impact and explores how designers can leverage experiential media technology and storytelling to preserve cultural heritage, address complex societal problems, and encourage meaningful social interaction in educational and cultural environments. His work is rooted in collaborative connections with colleagues from various disciplines, including Design, Computer Science, Arts & Technology, and Statistics. Addy's life experience, cultural heritage, and moral compass are influential factors that guide his research focus. His creative work explores the use of virtual and augmented reality systems to create educational experiences that preserve cultural heritage and highlight social injustice. 

He is currently teaching a graduate course at the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) on Designing Immersive Virtual Environments and an undergraduate course in the Visual Communication Department focused on motion graphics and future media possibilities.

Active Community and University Service and Leadership

  • VCD Area Faculty Committee
  • Diversity and Belonging Committee
  • Exhibition Committee
  • ACCAD Advisory Committee
  • Co-Advisor, Dr. Mayo Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program

Selected Publications

  • Addy, S. "History Re-Experienced: Implementing Mixed Reality Systems into Historic House Museums," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 311-316, 2021.
  • Halac, F.N., Addy, S. (2020). PathoSonic: Performing Sound In Virtual Reality Feature Space [Online Presentation]. International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Birmingham City University

Selected Exhibitions

  • Youngs, A. Addy, S. (November 4 - 12, 2023). Microwave International New Media Arts Festival featuring Belonging to Soil VR Project [Exhibition]. Hong Kong, China.
  • Youngs, A. Addy, S. (January 20 – March 4). The Possible Actuals: World Building and the Landscape in Virtual Reality curated by Dana Sperry featuring Belonging to Soil VR Project [Exhibition]. McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH.

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